Feeding Guidelines

Remember that every dog is different. As a general guide we advise offering the daily amount of food recommended for the ideal bodyweight of your dog in the feeding guide on the pack.

In the below guide you’ll find the recommended daily calories for your dog, as well as feeding guidelines based on a diet of Pedigree®. If you are feeding a different brand, please consult the calorie information on-pack and adjust the amount of food accordingly to meet your dog’s recommended daily calories.

Please remember:

  • To halve the daily amount of food if you are feeding two meals a day.
  • The guidelines are based on your dog getting the right amount of exercise. If your dog has less than 1 hour exercise a day, please reduce quantity by 10%
  • The Waltham™ Centre for Pet Nutrition recommends feeding a mixed diet where 50% of calories come from wet food and 50% from dry food.
  • The guidelines are based on all of your dog’s recommended daily calories coming from 100% complete Dry or wet food. Please adjust accordingly if you are going to feed any oral care products or treats.
  • Please ensure that any ‘non-complete’ treats or food you are feeding your dog accounts for less than 10% of your dog’s daily calories.
Dog's ideal
body weight(kg)
Daily
Calorie Requirement
Mixed Wet and
Dry Diet
100%
Wet Diet
100%
Dry Diet
TOY
4
269
175
+
40
345
80
5
318
205
+
50
410
100
SMALL
6
364
235
+
55
470
110
7
409
265
+
60
525
125
8
452
290
+
70
580
140
9
494
320
+
75
635
150
10
534
345
+
80
690
165
MEDIUM
12
613
400
+
90
790
190
14
688
400
+
115
885
210
16
760
400
+
140
980
230
18
830
400
+
160
1070
255
20
898
400
+
180
1155
275
22
965
400
+
200
1240
295
24
1030
400
+
220
1325
315
LARGE
26
1094
600
+
190
1410
335
28
1156
600
+
210
1490
350
30
1218
600
+
230
1570
370
32
1278
600
+
250
1645
390
34
1338
600
+
265
1720
410
36
1396
600
+
285
1800
425
38
1454
600
+
300
1870
445
40
1511
800
+
270
1945
460
GIANT
45
1651
800
+
315
45
505
50
1786
800
+
355
50
545
55
1919
800
+
395
55
585
60
2048
800
+
435
60
625

FEEDING GUIDELINES

The body size of dogs can range from 1 to 100kg, which is a greater range than any other species. There are different nutritional needs and specific health concerns linked to the size of dog. Larger dogs have a shorter life expectancy than small ones and reach senior status at a much earlier age. Therefore, larger breeds and giant breeds will benefit from a change to a Pedigree® Senior diet at an earlier age. This timeline provides an understanding of the life stages of different size dogs.

The Pedigree® Feeding Guide

Pedigree® Feeding Guide Table

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